Kursk Black/Black Bike Shoe
- Product Review (submitted on April 26, 2013):
Oddly, all of the reviews on this shoe seem to be a tale of two different pieces of footwear. I commute 20 miles a day, 5 days a week to a job environment that includes dirt, dust, chemicals and grime. I've destroyed two pairs of Converse All Stars (heretofore known as Chucks) and various Chuck wannabes.
As far as fit goes - the shoes are narrow. Of all Chuck styled shoes, these are probably the most narrow I've come across. It seems that compared to Chucks, the Kursk is slightly more narrow throughout the sole, but especially narrow in the toe-box. Length-wise, the shoe fits great. My only thought is that I wish I could have went a half size up to compensate for the tiny toe-box.
Other than that, I have no qualms. This shoe has completely alleviated sore arches and hot spots when riding. The actual sole is very stiff and the bottoms of the shoe are textured enough to keep my foot from sliding out of straps and clips.
Overall, I'd definitely buy another pair. Actually, I'm just waiting for one last pair of Chucks I have to die off.